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Getting to know Quiet Light – Valeri (Val) Lea – VP Group Account Director – Foodservice

Q: Where are you from originally?
A: Born in Sugarland, Texas, but I’m a Missouri girl and have lived in St. Louis, a small town in central MO, Springfield and now Kansas City.

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time? Hobbies?
A: When the weather is good, I hike and kayak. When it is not, I spend a great deal of time writing. I travel as much as I can and just finished my goal of hitting the last of all 50 states this year. I’m a big MLS fan (soccer) and have been a proud season ticket member of Sporting Kansas City for 7 years. Go SKC!

Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Once you become a resident of Kansas City, you are required to say BBQ. I do love BBQ and the whole experience that comes with it. Who can ever just have one answer to this question? I’m also a sucker for anything with gooey melty cheese or anything that has sweet potato or butternut squash in it.

Q: Do you cook – if so, what is your specialty?
A: Of course I do. I grill better than anyone I know. And my Thanksgiving Day feasts are remarkable. Also, I’m very humble about my cooking.

Q: Do you have any pets?
A: Yes, I inherited Sassy, my 12-year-old mini Schnauzer, when my mom passed away, and she loves a good argument as much as I do.

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